Tareni Frappato Terre Siciliane
Intense Aromas, Light-Bodied, Red Berries, violet
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
TARENI FRAPPATO NEW VINTAGE: Bright garnet red colour, with an intense aroma of red berries and prunes, and floral notes of violets. On the palate it is fruity, with notes of prunes and black cherries, and hints of pomegranates.
Good with white meat and bolied meat, fish sauces and soups with tomatoes and fresh or semiaged cheese. Serve at 12-16 C
Frappato is one of Sicily's rare red wine varieties, and one that might actually be genetically related to Italy's top red wine Sangiovese. Frappato is perfectly at home growing on Mount Etna, although the Tareni Frappato's vineyards are located on the other side of the island, in the Trapani province, on clayey, gravelly soils at an altitude of 80 m above sea level.
This type of soil yield a fruit driven red perfect served cool, with scents of berries and violets.
If you’re looking for something to lighten your load (or for a salmon-friendly red), Frappato may be the answer.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/
Frappato is one of Sicily’s rare red wine varieties, with an intense aroma of red berries and prunes, and floral notes of violets. On the palate it is fruity, with notes of prunes and black cherries, and hints of pomegranates.